By Kevin Williams
The Amish and baked goods, like these chocoalte marshmallow cookies, are essentially synonymous. Their rich baking tradition likely ties into their history of self-sufficiency. The Old Order Amish historically have had to scratch a living out of whatever they had on hand and that meant using the building blocks of baking: butter, flour, sugar, eggs, maybe molasses, and brown sugar. So Amish cooks had to be creative to come up with many different methods of baking. And as they have moved away from the insular self-sufficiency which once defined them their creative baking has branched out to include chocolates, marshmallow, nuts, and citrus, all items relatively new to the Amish culinary tradition.
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- ⅔ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup thick sour milk
- 36 big marshmallows, cut in half
- 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3½ cups powdered sugar
- 5-6 Tbsp. milk
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Set aside. Beat together the shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with the sour milk. Drop batter by spoonful onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes. Top each cookie with a marshmallow half and return to oven for 2 minutes to soften.Combine all ingredients and beat together until smooth. Once cookies are cooled, spread over tops covering marshmallows.
- **sour milk: Place 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar in measuring cup. Fill with milk to make one cup. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Should be thick and lumpy.**
Do you have to use the sour milk could you use regular milk or something else?
I was wondering the same thing.
I will make these too when it's cooler.
Oh my, I shouldn't have looked! Now I am wanting some of these. They look delicious.
These look wonderful.....and I sure want to make these.....
Thanks for sharing this recipe with us...and I entered the contest too.....
My family would love these as soon as I make them they are going to be hooked thanks for sharing these tasty looking cookies